We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IAHSAA) recently announced some changes for the upcoming wrestling season.

  • Updated

Two-time state wrestling champion. Winner of 103 straight matches to end his high school career. Two-time NCAA Championship qualifier.

Under normal circumstances, thousands of college students would have walked across “the stage” recently to get their diploma as a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa.

If you’re looking for an enjoyable round of golf at a family-friendly golf course that caters to players of all ages and every skill level, you don’t have to go any farther than Rolling Knolls.

The Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics, celebrating 40-plus years of teaching our area young, is celebrating its six seniors since the annual year-end recitals were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nobody was the least bit surprised that 2019 Beckman Catholic graduate Heather Boeckenstedt was in the starting lineup when Coe College opened its softball season in Leesburg, Fla., March 12. It was the expectation from the time Boeckenstedt committed to the Kohawks.


The Iowa Sports Foundation has postponed the main weekend of the 2020 Iowa Senior Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 15 sports of the main weekend were scheduled for June 3-7 in West Des Moines. Replacement dates are to be determined.

Competition dancers from Almost Famous Dance & Gymnastics fared well at the Precision Arts Challenge, Feb. 14-16, in Davenport.

Blazers sophomores

A former Maquoketa Valley basketball player has found success as a head coach of a NCAA Division-I school. Eric Henderson, a 1996 graduate of Maquoketa Valley, led the South Dakota State Jackrabbits men’s basketball team to a 22-10 record this past season, including a 13-3 Summit League reco…

Kari Fitzpatrick began her college basketball career as a Peacock and ended it as a DuHawk. Along the way, she endured a season-ending injury, fought her way back onto the court, and helped Loras College to a record-setting season and a spot in the D-III women’s Sweet Sixteen this past March.

Good sportsmanship and a positive culture don’t just happen. It takes a team effort from everyone — athletes, coaches and fans — to make it work.

Most of us would love to see a championship trophy from say, the NHL or the NFL. Emily Benn hefted one when the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup.

A 91-78 win over highly-regarded Drake University to end the regular season improved the University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team to 18-11 on the year, and earned the Panthers the No. 5 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament at the TaxSlayer Center, in Moline, Ill.

A Western Dubuque High School junior has taken his passion for the Iowa Hawkeyes and turned it into a successful social media page based around the school’s football team.

Several students from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics have been nominated for awards through the National USTA Power Tumbling organization and by the Iowa USTA organization for the 2020 competition season.

Debbie Moser, co-owner/instructor of the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics, was nominated for the honor of the Iowa United States Trampoline & Tumbling Association (USTA) Coach of the Year 2020.

Beckman boys’ basketball coach Michael Molony used the word pretty to describe some of the play of his team’s season, adding “You don’t often use the word a lot in sports, but watching us move the basketball with the pass or dribble this season was pretty.”

The Western Dubuque boys’ basketball team continues to learn how to play in one of the best and deepest conferences in the state of Iowa. In just their second year in the Mississippi Valley Conference, the Bobcats were 4-11 in the conference and were one of six teams that had four wins or le…

With just one senior on Maquoketa Valley’s boys’ basketball team for the 2019-20 season, the squad looks to be in a good place for next year.

Beckman’s girls’ basketball team completed its 2019-20 season with a record, not unlike many (six of nine) of the past seasons, 9-14.

A fairly young Maquoketa Valley girls’s basketball team battled through multiple injuries and tough challenges and finished off a great 2019-20 season.

Playing in the mostly Class 5A Mississippi Valley Conference is a solid preparation for postseason play. Western Dubuque’s girls’ basketball team, after winning two of four to end the regular season, carried its late-season momentum into a Class 4A, Region 4 quarterfinal matchup with Clinton…


Drake University has postponed the 2020 Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom along with related special events and programs, including the Drake Road Races and Grand Blue Mile, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 111th edition of the event was scheduled for April 22-25 at Drake…

Beckman senior Tom Jaeger signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at St. Ambrose University in Davenport in a ceremony, March 12, at the school.

Two members of the Maquoketa Valley girls’ basketball team were named to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association’s all-state list recently. Ella Imler made the first team and Taya Tucker the third.

Over 75 high school boys track teams participated in the 2020 AD Dickinson Relays at the UNI-Dome, in Cedar Falls, March 10.

A field of around 369 bowlers will be taking part in the 2020 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Masters. Many believe this to be the second biggest tournament in the world. One of those competitors is the best bowler in Western Dubuque High School history, Bryce Barrett.

Audrey Biermann’s fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash highlighted Western Dubuque’s showing at the 2020 AD Dickinson Relays at the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, March 9.

A year that saw the Western Dubuque girls’ bowling team break several school records came to an end at its state-qualifying meet, Feb. 18. The Bobcats were in the top 10 as team average goes in the state with a 2,673.3, but narrowly missed snagging an at large bid to go to the State Tournament.

Another state tournament appearance was in the cards for the Western Dubuque boys’ bowling team during its 2019-20 season. The Bobcats made it there on the back of the sixth highest meet average in Class 2A with a 2,946.1, fourth best baker game 194.5 average and eighth highest individual ga…

Long time Beckman boys’ basketball coach Dan Correy will join the select group of coaches in the Iowa Basketball Hall of Fame in ceremonies March 13 at the Boys’ State Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Three members of the Beckman boys’ track and field team took first place in their individual events at the season-opening Hempstead Indoor track meet at the University of Dubuque, March 6.

Beckman’s girls track and field team opened the season at the Dubuque Senior Indoor Meet, March 5, at the University of Dubuque.

The Western Dubuque boys’ track and field team opened its season with a second-place finish at the University of Dubuque Early Bird Co-Ed, March 5.

Western Dubuque’s girls’ track and field team opened the indoor portion of its 2020 track schedule with a pair of meets on A.Y. McDonald Track at the University of Dubuque, participating in the UD Early Bird Co-Ed, March 3, and the Dubuque Senior Women’s Indoor, March 5.

Western Dubuque’s girls’ bowling team was well represented on the Mississippi Valley Conference’s Mississippi Division team. Kirsten Butcher and Sara Horsfield were both first-team honorees. Rylie Bergfeld and Olivia Neyen received second-team recognition, while Grace Kramer and Sam Neuses w…

Three members of Beckman’s girls’ basketball team earned all-conference recognition in the WaMaC East. Kennedy Arens garnered second-team attention, while both Lauren Osterhaus and Paige McDermott received WaMaC recognition. The complete list follows.

Western Dubuque had three members of its girls’ basketball team earn honors from the Mississippi Valley Conference in the Mississippi Division. Jenna Fielder was named to the second team, while Emma Gile and Madison Maahs were honorable mention. The complete list follows.